Ahead VGA Eagle

@8100.ADF VGA Eagle and VGA Eagle-CV
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Ahead V5000 Programming (extracted from Advanced Programmer's Guide to SuperVGAs)

Ahead VGA Eagle Rev. D
Ahead VGA Eagle BVE Rev. C
Video ROM


Ahead VGA Eagle Rev. D FCC ID: FWJ4RNEAGLE [P] [P]

J5 DB15 Video connector
J7,8 3-pin jumper
U1-4,6-9 256Kx4 DRAM
U14 Ahead V5000-50PC-B
U17 25.175 / 28.322 MHz dual osc
U18 44.900 / 40.000 MHz dual osc
U19 Pads for osc
U22 Video BIOS ROM
U26 Triad Semi TR9C1710-50PCA RAMDAC
U32 65.000000 MHz osc
W1 2x2-pin jumper
W2,3 2-pin jumper
Y1 Pads for xtal

U1-4,6-9 staggered DIP18/20 sockets (one or the other socket variant may be missing). 256Kx4 DRAM, NEC D424256C-70 or equivalent.

U14 Ahead V5000-50PC-B - pin-compatible alternative to C&T F82C451 (possibly rebadged)


Ahead VGA Eagle BVE Rev. C FCC ID: FWJ4RNEAGLE [P] [P]

J2 Pads for 6-pin header
J5 DB15 Video connector
J7,8 3-pin jumper
U1-4,6-9 256Kx4 DRAM?
U14 Ahead V5000-50PC-B
U17 56.6440 MHz osc
U18 44.900 / 40.000 MHz dual osc
U19 50.350 MHz osc
U22 Video BIOS ROM
U26 Triad Semi TR9C1710-50PCA RAMDAC
W1-3,7,8 2-pin jumper
W4-6 Pads for 2-pin jumper

U1-4,6-9 staggered DIP18/20 sockets (one or the other socket variant may be missing). 256Kx4 DRAM?

U14 Ahead V5000-50PC-B - pin-compatible alternative to C&T F82C451 (possibly rebadged)

Note: This is a BVE adapter - a rather unusual one at that. Most BVE cards lack the MME portion of the MCA fingers, so there's a wide gap between the base (8-bit) portion of the MCA fingers and the BVE extension. Not here, so at first glance it looks more like an AVE adapter...


Video ROM (dumped by David Beem)

Device: 1x 27C256 32Kx8 EPROM

Eagle203 AHEAD SYSTEMS INC., EAGLE-II BIOS VER 2.03 (16k bytes), COPYRIGHT 1990 (Rev. D card)
   Less than 16K actually used; no fonts
Eagle300 AHEAD SYSTEMS INC., EAGLE-III BIOS VER 3.00, COPYRIGHT 1990 (BVE Rev. C card)
   Aprrox. 28K used; contains fonts

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